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Vegan dishes

Dishes that are traditionally served vegan

"Tomato tofu", firm fried tofu cooked with tomato sauce. Make sure: no lard or fish sauce is used

Dau Phu Sot Ca Chua

Fried bean curd soup with tapioca noodles, shiitake mushrooms and tofu. Make sure: no shrimps or meat is used

Hủ Tiếu Chay

Tofu cooked with mushroom and other vegetables. Make sure: no lard is used

Tàu Hũ Kho Nấm

Rice paper vegetable spring rolls filled with fresh vegetables (sprouts, cucumber, carrots). Make sure: no shrimp or fish sauce is added

Bún Chả Giò

Fried rice with vegetables such as carrot, white bean, pea, corn and mushroom. Make sure: no shrimp or fish sauce is used

Cơm Chiên Chay

Sweet porridge made from banana, coconut milk, tapioca pearls, sugar and pandan leaves. Make sure: no milk is added

Chè Chuối

Dishes that can be Veganized

Dishes that are not vegan by default, but can be made so, by asking to remove or change part of the ingredients.

Papaya salad with carrot, cucumber, fried tofu, cilantro, chili, garlic, crushed peanuts and fish sauce. To veganize: ask for no fish sauce

Nộm Du Dủ

Tropical fruit salad served with condensed milk. To veganize: ask for no milk

Hoa Qua Dam

Sticky rice served with vegetarian or meat-based dishes. To veganize: ask for no meat or eggs

Xoi

Fried rice and tapioca cakes cooked with egg in oil or lard. To veganize: ask for no eggs or lard

Bot Chien

Rice noodles with tofu, pork and shrimp paste. To veganize: ask for no pork or shrimp paste to be added

Bun Dau Mam Tom

Vietnamese baguette with meat, eggs, vegetables, herbs and seasoning. To veganize: ask for no meat or eggs

Banh Mi

A large clay pot with vegetables and meat cooked in front of you upon order. To veganize: ask for no meat or fish/oyster sauce

Hotpot

Water spinach stir fried with garlic, chilly and fish/oyster sauce. To veganize: ask for no fish/oyster sauce

Morning glory

Fried tofu with lemongrass, chilli and spices. To veganize: ask for no fish sauce to be used

Tàu Hũ Chiên Sả Ot

Rice flour pancakes usually filled with meat. To veganize: ask for no meat, fish sauce or eggs

Banh Xeo

Dishes that are not vegan, but appear to be.

Dishes that might look vegan, but contain animal products.

Usually fried with lard

Fried peanuts

Soup made with noodles, fresh leaves, meat and local spices. Pre-made with meat-based broth

Pho

Made with fish sauce and the noodles usually made with eggs

Noodle Stir-Fried With Vegetable

Pumpkin soup will usually contain minced meat

Canh Bí Dỏ

Spicy dipping sauce made with fish sauce

Nuoc Cham

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